The Delaware and Hudson was always loyal to on-line customer Alco. The majority of its steam roster was built in Schenectady, and dieselization was accomplished entirely with S2’s, S4’s, RS2’s, and RS3’s. The second generation brought more Alco’s, and then GE’s. EMD only cracked the roster with three former SD45 demonstrators. When N&W subsidiary DERECO acquired the D&H and the EL, the SD45 orphans were traded “off the books” to the EL for three U33C’s. Four Alco PA’s and two Baldwin RF16’s were added to the roster, which remained EMD-free until Conrail was formed. The SD45’s came back in the reversal of the unofficial trade, twelve GP38-2’s came from the Lehigh Valley, and forty GP39-2’s, twenty each from the Reading and new from EMD, joined the fleet. Suddenly, the D&H owned fifty-five EMD’s. Here two GP38-2’s and two GP39-2’s emerge into the sun with a 78-car westbound freight.
This gallery contains photos of equipment and properties that became, were and used to be part of the Delaware & Hudson Railway. This gallery also contains photos of equipment paying tribute to the D&H or its predecessors.